TOWN OF RIVER FALLS REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Monday, August 4, 2014; River Falls Town Hall
Elected officials and staff present: Diana G. Smith, Chair; Siri Smith, LeRoy Kusilek, Joe Mahoney, Supervisors; Ruth Stern, Clerk; Jerome Rodewald, Zoning Administrator; Michele DeLong-Reiter, Recycling Administrator
The meeting was called to order at 8:08 P.M. by Chair, Diana Smith. Joe moved to approve the July 21st regular board meeting minutes. LeRoy seconded. Motion carried.
The board reviewed the August 4th financial report. There was a money market balance of $264,745.19. Siri moved to approve the treasurer’s report. Joe seconded. Motion carried.
Communications: Joe moved to approve the poll worker listing for the August 12th primary election. There will be four workers hired on each shift. Siri seconded. Motion carried.
Planning Commission Recommendations: The Planning Commission worked on tower ordinance updates and discussed implements of animal husbandry (IoH) regulations.
Bridge Maintenance: Diana stated that maintenance work would need to be done on the bridge located on the Trimbelle/River Falls town line. The towns share joint responsibility for maintaining the bridge.
Road Committee Recommendations: The committee recommended that a super patch project be considered for 770th Ave. (Randall Road) east of Cty. Rd. W. The plan is that this patching project would last 2-3 years until a major renovation of the road can take place.
Purchase of Brush Chipper: LeRoy reported that he had contacted the Pierce County Highway Department and the town would be able to contract with them for the use of a chipper and a county staff member to help run the equipment at the cost of $100.00/hr. This information will be discussed at the next Road Committee meeting. The Road Committee will meet on Monday, August 25th at 6:30 P.M.
Removal of Silo from 805th St.: Brian is gathering more information on this project.
Walkway in right-of-way on 950th St.: Joe moved that the town mark the 10 foot wide public park walkway in the South Valley Development as well as remove any non-park related signs. Siri seconded. Motion carried.
Hiring of Recycling Assistant: Siri moved that back-up town recycling assistants be paid a rate of $10.00/hr. LeRoy seconded. Motion carried.
Implements of Animal Husbandry: The town is currently investigating Option E under Act 377. This option would require IoH and Ag CMV’s to apply for a permit to exceed the 23K/92K/Wt. table.
St. Croix Valley Natural Gas Line Proposal: Diana will contact St. Croix Valley Natural Gas and invite a representative to attend the next meeting to discuss the proposal.
Automotive Recyclers of River Falls: The board will complete the unlicensed salvage yard inspection at W9880 710th Ave. on Tuesday, August 19th at 7:00 P.M. A letter will be sent stating the requirement that salvage yards must be licensed on an annual basis to avoid citation and financial penalties.
Noise Issues/Noise Ordinance: Town code section 9.05 governs loud and unnecessary noises. Discussion followed that this section may need to be better defined.
Noxious Weeds: Ruth will contact the DNR and see if they would be willing to provide color inserts of noxious/prohibited weeds for the next town newsletter.
Siri moved to approve the August 4th listing of bills. Joe seconded. Motion carried.
LeRoy moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:40 P.M. Joe seconded. Motion carried.
Ruth Stern, Clerk